Drum & Bass How do i go about making Dark, Liquid moving Basslines in Massive or Logic?

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  1. MistaBossman

    MistaBossman Member

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    Hiyer, im 18 and pretty new to production. Not been taught music theory, just been watching youtube tutorials to and lots of others to teach myself. I am making drum and bass however i wold love to know how to go about making dark liquid basses like Dj Die and Break. Anyone have a clue? Moving liquid basses like the following:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqpS74OLvqw (Die & Break Grand Funk Hustle) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY69d4GYfes (Break Hot Love) to name a few. Any advice would be appreciated for a young aspiring Drum and Bass producer would be appreciated many thanks.
     
  2. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    Never heard those tracks beforeso for that I thank you. As for the sound, it's all about applying slow attack filter envelopes to the cutoff filter and possible the wavetable of the synth too.
     
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    all about automation IMO.

    logic is pretty good for automation, mess around with a low-pass filter cutoffs and pitch bends. Look into 'frequency splitting' aswell. Also there's a lot of Computer Music tutorials where most artists use Logic and are geared towards dnb, so just search for them, and also there's is a dirty bassline exchange/how to thread at the top of production.
     
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    Wicked and thanks a lot thats no problem. Any clue on what waves are used? And if they have been pitched up or down? Gonna search about for tutorials now :)
     
  5. Pixelscum

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    Sounds like a low sine wave (sub). You can distort the mids-his and use widening effects such as flanger chorus and phaser on the somewhat higher frequencies. Then use an automation or lfo on a lowpass filter for the wobbling movement in the bass. Bounce the audio and repeat the process until you have a nice bass you can use :)
     
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    Attire Last Winter

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    check icicles drum and bass masterclass hes got some wicked tips thre and its all for logic
     
  8. MistaBossman

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    Thanks very much for your help people :)
     
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    also i saw interface use the vibrato plug in logic to make a sine wave wobble, it sounded pretty nice so check that out, you'll probably want to use a sine type modulation curve with a fairly high frequency and automate it to speed up/slow down over time, however i dont use logic unless collabing so im not entirely sure...
     
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    hot love sounds like heavily distorted 808s resampled